Power Outage Planned for Some Neighborhood for Evening of Aug. 8

national gridAn eight hour long overnight power outage is scheduled in one Hamilton neighborhood in early August, National Grid has informed the town of Hamilton.

The outage will allow National Grid crews to safely make improvements to its electrical distribution system.

The outage is scheduled to start on Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 11 p.m. and last until 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 9 and affect upper Asbury Street and a portion of Asbury Grove.

Specifically, power will be cut to 353-656 Asbury Street, 13-21 Essex Ave., 20 Hedding Ave., 464 Highland St. and 3-4 Sharon Road.

More than one week’s notice is being provided so that residents in the area can plan ahead and “make any necessary provisions to minimize discomfort” from the outage, according to National Grid.

The work could be rescheduled if there is inclement or extreme weather that day. If it is rescheduled, it would happen the next day at the same time.

Anyone with questions should contact National Grid directly at 1-800-322-3223.

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Power Outage Caused by Tree Growth

power poleThe power outage in Hamilton on Monday night was caused by a feeder lock out at National Grid’s east Beverly substation.

In all, about 4,500 customers were affected, according to a community manager at National Grid. Town officials received several inquiries about the cause of the outage.

Tree growth into primary lines on Foster Street in Beverly was the culprit and many customers got their power back pretty quickly by switching to another source. The remaining electric customers were restored once the tree growth was removed by National Grid’s forestry group, according to the company.

Gas Work in One Neighborhood Could Mean Detours, Delays

Howard Street work croppedResidents in the area of Naples Road and Howard Street should expect cause some minor detours and delays in their neighborhood during the next few weeks.

National Grid will be doing gas utility work in the area during the next two weeks, according to Hamilton police Lt. Scott Janes. Residents may be rerouted or experience minor traffic delays during the project, Janes said.

Report Power Outages Via Phone, Web or App

power-linesIf you lose power in Hamilton, residents are encouraged to report the outage directly to National Grid.

The company prefers that customers with power outages call National Grid directly so they can plot the addresses of outages and identify problems quicker, said Hamilton Police Lt. Scott Janes.

Power outages can be reported via phone by calling 1-800-465-1212, online at the National Grid website or via the National Grid mobile app for iOS or Android.

National Grid also has information available online about the areas affected by outages and estimates for power restoration.

If there is an incident involving power lines that threatens lives or property, call 911.

For further information about power outages, check National Grid’s “Outage Central.”

Majority of Hamilton Without Power, National Grid Notified

power-outage-candleA majority of Hamilton is without power, as of 11:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23, as a Nor’easter blows through, according to Hamilton police.

A small area in the downtown, from Walnut Road to Asbury Street along Route 1A, has power but a large chunk of the rest of the town is without power, according to Hamilton Police Detective Joe Achadinha. National Grid has been notified and has a crew headed to Hamilton to make repairs.

National Grid said about 2,000 of the 3,100 customers in Hamilton were without power, a sof 11:30 p.m. and it should be back by 1 a.m. on Tuesday.

New Phone Scam Emerges, Police Issue New Reminder to be Cautious

phone-449836_960_720 (1)Hamilton police are issuing a warning to residents and business owners about a new phone scam where callers pose as National Grid employees.

A Hamilton business owner contacted Hamilton police on Monday, March 28 reporting that a man who said he was from National Grid said the business owned money for its gas bill, according to Hamilton police Sgt. Stephen Trepanier. The call came from 888-840-9880.

The caller said if the business did not pay the bill the gas would be shut off.

Trepanier said the call was part of a new phone scam that uses a computerized system that is similar to the one used by National Grid. Attempted phone scams continue and Hamilton police are issuing another reminder to be suspicious whenever a business or caller contacts you asking for cash or to immediately wire money.

Power Outage to Last Into Night in Hamilton

The 76 homes without power in Hamilton can expect to go until 3 a.m. without power, National Grid has informed Hamilton town officials.

The affected roads include Tally Ho Drive, Fox Run and Walnut roads, Plum, Chestnut, Pine and Elm streets and Horseshoe Lane.

The power outage occurred at about 1:20 p.m. and is expected to last 14 hours, according to information from National Grid provided to Hamilton town officials.